Why is it that when parents want to justify a child's bad behaivor, they blame it on the child's age, and not their own lack of parenting skills?
I've heard so many times things like "he can't be expected to sit in a restraunt, he's only 2 years old", or "he doesn't know how to (whatever), he's only 5 years old".
Now, i'm NOT talking about Infants (18 months and under), i'm talking about toddlers, preschoolers, and young children.
I've seen plenty of two year olds (and younger) who are well behaived, not running around, screaming, or throwing a tantrum, like say in restraunts. I contribute that the good parenting skills.
Others seem to just make excuses for their child's bad behavior...at 2, 3, 4, 5...and so on.
I'm NOT talking about a child with disabilities either. And if i do KNOW the people personally, then yes, i do know if their child doesn't have a disability!
Asked by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on Nov. 2, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Knightquester at 6:48 PM on Nov. 2, 2009
The ones who's kids are behaving good are having GOOD days.
The ones who's kids are behaving badly a having BAD days.
Each one has each, and you're not seeing the whole thing. All kids act up at some point, no matter how you parent them.
For example - I had lunch with my SO and our daughter the other day, she's 2, she was a dream - she sat still, ate her food, smiled sweetly at the other customers - and got lots oh "Oohs" and "Ahhs" and "Oh what a good girl's".
We then stopped at the supermarket on the way home, and when she wasn't allowed to buy the book she picked up she decided to scream until we got back home - and I recieved quite a few "Jeez lady, you must be doing something wrong" looks. So. Your theory is flawed, at best.
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